Kerala to unveil its friendly face

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Feb 11, 2019, 6:36 am IST
Updated Feb 11, 2019, 6:36 am IST
Union Minister Suresh Prabhu will be the chief guest.
Kerala Government logo
 Kerala Government logo

Kochi: The Kerala Government will roll out the red carpet for industry leaders and investors at ASCEND 2019 here on Monday showcasing a series of industry-friendly initiatives that it hopes will make the state an investment-friendly destination.

The day-long meet at Lulu Bolgatty International Convention Centre will display the administrative and policy reforms for the ease of doing business in Kerala. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will kickstart the event at 9.30 am by releasing the ‘Invest Kerala Guide’ – a compendium of administrative and policy reforms. Union Minister of Commerce & Industries and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu will be the chief guest. Minister for industries E P Jayarajan will launch the ‘Invest Kerala’ portal, designed to improve the investment ecosystem of the state and help entrepreneurs from India and abroad to set up enterprises here.

 

Minister for Local Self Governments A.C. Moideen will deliver a special address at a session titled “Operationa-lising Ease of Doing Business through LSGIs”. He will also launch IBPMS (Intelligent Building Plan Management System).

Ministers from various states, bureaucrats, entrepreneurs, investors, policy administrators and national and international delegates are expected to attend the meet.

The event will have plenary addresses, panel discussions, break-out sessions and presentations on some of the best practices on ‘ease of doing business.’  Initiatives like K-SWIFT (Kerala Single Window Interface for Fast, Transparent Clearances), Common Application Form (CAF) and IBPMS too will be showcased. KSWIFT, an online clearance mechanism, has been developed to simplify and speed up issuance of clearances from departments /agencies for launching enterprises in the state.

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